Future Smart Phone Buyers Considering Android Over Palm, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry

A new survey from ChangeWave research indicates that future smart phone buyers are considering Android than that of Palm, Windows, and Blackberry.  Only three months ago, Android was last place in terms of consumer preference, tied at 6% with Palm.  Fast forward to today and Android (21%) sits only a few points behind iPhone (27%).

“That change rivals anything that we’ve seen in the last three years of the smartphone market,” said Paul Carton, ChangeWave’s director of research. “This is an indication that Android has finally caught consumer interest,” added Carton.

The survey conducted between December 9-14 also found that Motorola has stepped right back into the consumer spotlight.  The handset maker jumped from an almost non-existent 1% up to 13% in terms of future buying preference.  Whether it be Android, Verizon, or a massive advertising blitz to thank, this marks the first increase for Motorola in a ChangeWave smart phone survey in three years.  HTC has also seen a decent jump in demand as well.  The Droid Eris and Hero (Sprint) have helped to nearly double HTC’s planned buying numbers from 5% to 9%.

As for current Android owners, a large chunk of them are “very satisfied” with their handset.  Coming in right behind iPhone, Android has a 72% Cell Phone Satisfaction rating.  We’d like to think that number will rise as consumers are presented with more choices and better hardware.  To read the full report, head to ChangeWave’s website.

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21 Comments

  1. Rene
    January 05, 07:10 Reply

    Also very cool is that consumers prefer the Android as future operating system. Nice to see the quality of the software making a difference instead of just fashion, advertisement or the latest model of a given manufacturer.

    • Mark
      January 06, 15:32 Reply

      For the most part, I love my g1 and the hacks I've been able to do which apparently go unnoticed or since android is open source maybe noone really cares. However, Adobe promised and kept promising flash player for the g1 and now they have released flash 10.1 for select android phones only. In my opinion, this is much like a Bill Gates move with his windows os. Place the new stuff just slightly out of reach of the standard consumer so they will have to purchase the new product if they want the goods. Saying the g1s processor can't handle flash is a flat out lie because daaaaa….what about flash memory ability? I think I will just get a windows phone and go back to jail breaking. Atleast that was fun.

  2. farhad
    July 06, 08:47 Reply

    haha welcome to the future with the androids..

  3. arieff
    July 08, 07:30 Reply

    Also very cool is that consumers prefer the Android as future operating system. Nice to see the quality of the software making a difference instead of just fashion, advertisement or the latest model of a given manufacturer.

  4. utari
    July 08, 08:24 Reply

    i'll try to use android..i'm so interested

  5. chai
    July 09, 02:44 Reply

    i hope the future android can fill our needs

  6. eric
    July 12, 08:07 Reply

    i will buy it..
    :)that's great

  7. ilham
    July 12, 10:09 Reply

    android will be the winner

  8. tedted
    July 15, 10:05 Reply

    in my opinion, android will be the next popular OS

  9. Kojeje
    July 15, 16:42 Reply

    Woww… That would be incredibly smarter future then :)

  10. oky
    July 17, 11:42 Reply

    i think it'z amazing… android have chance to be a best OS… go android go

  11. Momo
    July 18, 23:29 Reply

    Go… Android.

    Go.. Go.. Android..

  12. kai
    July 20, 03:25 Reply

    android is the best… keep fight…

  13. rifky
    July 20, 03:44 Reply

    that's why i love android so much!!!

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